We made it though another week! Today I'm exited to share a mixed media project I created with DecoArt acrylic paints. I decorated a wooden table sign I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I hope you are inspired and are able to use these techniques in your own projects.
I pretty much broke my process down into 10 steps. Most steps are self explanatory but I wanted to give you a reason behind why I do what I do!
1. Gesso - I like to prime whatever I'm working on the accept paint.
2. Stamp - This step instantly adds texture to the background. Larger stamps cover more surface.
3. Collage - Tissue paper with text is my go-to mixed media staple. I adhere with matte medium.
4. Paint - I mixed a lot of the colors to create different values.
5. Drip - I like to use a bright or bold color when dripping paint to help break up the background.
6. Stencil - Find a light area and stencil dark colors then find a dark area and stencil light colors.
7. Paint Some More - At this step I was making space for my focal point by adding white.
8. Add Focal Point - Your focal point can be subtle or strong. I went bold for this project.
9. Splatter - After I splatter I like to dab some areas with a paper towel to create a faded look.
10. Finishing Touches - At this point do whatever you feel the project needs. I added a bit more color to the background and painted the base.
Colors used: Americana Antique White
Americana Jack O Lantern Orange
Americana Banana Cream
Americana Black Plum
Americans Bright Yellow
Americana Lamp Black
Americana Bahama Blue
Americana Forest Green
Americana Berry Red
Please enjoy my process video! Grab some some supplies and paint with me.
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